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Dialogue  - Ron Ford and Lynne Devey

This collaborative project, focuses on dialogue between the two artists concerning their practice but also their individual dialogue with paint. The collaboration culminated in an exhibition at the Poly, Falmouth in August 2015. The show comprised a collaborative canvas, and new works by both artists. The opening event was attended by about 150 people.

The paintings are a mixture of representational and abstract work. Lynne presents large colourful and black and white abstract paintings that investigate inner psychological spaces , whilst Ron's landscape paintings of West Cornwall, explore the personal experience of being in a landscape.

Lynne Devey

Born in Shropshire in 1970 Lynne completed a BA(Hons) in Fine Art at Reading University before teaching art in London at both secondary and post-16 level. She has always painted and gave up teaching in order to move to Cornwall to complete her MA at Falmouth University.  As a result of this research her practice developed and led her to set up her own business 're-dress' (www.re-dress.org.uk).

Lynne made a conscious decision at the beginning of 2015 to once more re-engage with her painting practice and feels that her work is stronger and more informed for having had a break from paint for almost eight years.

Dialogue - a definition we like

Dialogue is focused conversation, engaged in intentionality with the goal of increasing understanding, addressing problems, and questioning thoughts and actions. It engages the heart as well as the mind. It is different from ordinary, everyday conversation in that dialogue has a focus and a purpose.... Dialogue, unlike debate or even discussion, is as interested in the relationship(s) between the participants as it is in the topic or theme being explored. Ultimately, real dialogue presupposes an openness to modify deeply held convictions.

Patricia Romney

The Art of Dialogue